Event: My Family Week ~ Monday 16th – Sunday 22nd October 2017


My Family Week is the concept of international Early Years trainer, author and consultant, Laura Henry. Laura has worked with children and their families for three decades and has recently reflected on what we mean by family in the modern sense of the word.

On a personal level, Laura’s parents divorced when she was young and she remembers the stigma attached to belonging to a single parent household. Fast forward 40 years, and although there is less of a stigma, certain types of ‘non-conventional’ families still find themselves less accepted by wider society.

Every family is unique and this uniqueness should be celebrated. With this in mind, Laura has created My Family Week 2017, using the characters from her bestselling book, Jo-Jo and Gran-Gran.

To find register for more information and to take part click here.


Source: Laura Henry Consultancy

Book Review: The Only Lonely Panda



The Only Lonely Panda Jonny Lambert Little Tiger Press Deep in the forest, a lonely panda sits among the bamboos longing for a friend. He sets his sights on another panda; but how to go about making friends with her, that is the thorny question. He spends time observing his fellow forest animals: first the […]

via The Only Lonely Panda — Red Reading Hub – Jillrbennett’s Reviews of Children’s Books

Event: Saturday 29th July ~ The Wood Street Walk and Plaza Party — Wood Street First


Just a quick reminder we are holding our Summer Event this Saturday (29/7) on the Wood Street Plaza. The event will consist of a fun walk starting around 2pm followed by a buskers and barbecue party from 4pm – 8pm. There is a free inflatable for the children along with entertainment, Please see below:- Please […]

via Wood Street First Summer Event — Wood Street First

Book review: A ‘great series’ The Butterfly Mother reviews Maverick’s Early Readers!


The Butterfly Mother and young aspiring reader 4 year old Caterpillar enthusiastically trialled our lower-banded Early Readers recently. At the end of August we will have a full 40 titles across 8 colour bands! About the two pink banded books Laura said: ‘High frequency words are also listed at the beginning, along with helpful illustrations […]

via ‘A great series’ The Butterfly Mother reviews Maverick’s Early Readers! — Maverick Childrens Books

Book Review: You Can Do Anything (Hip and Hop)



You Can Do Anything (Hip and Hop) Akala and Sav Akyüz Oxford University Press Rhythm, rhyme and repetition, the 3 Rs of reading come together in a book with an important theme from award winning hip hop artist Akala and illustrator Sav Akyüz. It features in particular pals, Hip the wise, top hat sporting, rapping […]

via You Can Do Anything (Hip and Hop) — Red Reading Hub – Jillrbennett’s Reviews of Children’s Books